Benefits of borderless access to digital services

Citizens and businesses expect and shall be able to identify themselves cross border in a secure way, with the national eID that all parties trust. Cross-border acceptance of national eIDs will open the digital landscape of the Nordic-Baltic region.

The total population in the Nordic-Baltic region is 31 million people. Each year 97.000 people migrate and establish residence in another country in the region. Businesses are established throughout the region, with affiliates in several countries.

Borderless access to digital services

The public sector in each country needs to support the processes involved in moving between the countries or doing business in several countries. Today many of these processes is bureaucratically and paper based both for business and e.g. students that want to study in another country. This is not efficient and time consuming for both the users and the public sector.

Below you will find examples that show the value of borderless access to services.


Case: Transfer of diplomas across borders – Norway

Students who want to study in other Nordic or Baltic countries are facing a time-consuming process to transfer diplomas to employers and educational institutions. Open digital borders in the Nordic-Baltic region will enable the exchange of diplomas and other performance data in an efficient and trusted way.

Case: Digital and simplified cross border branch registration – Sweden

Today, to setup a business in a neighbour country is a complicated and time-consuming operation. An important goal of the policy in the field of entrepreneurship is therefore to reduce the administrative burden of the operator when establishing a business in a neighbour country by providing simplified digital services across borders.